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(Re)Learning How to Talk to Each Other
June 30, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Want to stay relevant in an ever-changing world? People are demanding we acknowledge, pay attention to, and care about one another. Lots of people want to jump to the concepts of social justice, equity, social constructions, and more, but we’re missing the foundation: Language. Words have ended relationships and started worldwide conflict; let’s stop pretending our language doesn’t matter. Most people hide behind “words only have power if you give it to them” because using inclusive language is seen as a burden. Join the presenter in discussing the power of language and its lasting impacts. Instead of staying silent or saying the wrong thing, let’s learn the right things to say. There will be times of discomfort. Let’s step out of our comfort zones together.